What to know about Red Sox prospects Alex Binelas and David Hamilton
Just before Major League Baseball headed into its first lockout in 26 years, the Red Sox agreed to a trade with the Brewers.
In the deal, Boston sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers in exchange for former Red Sox Gold Glove-winner Jackie Bradley, Jr.
Alongside Bradley, Boston also acquired two minor league prospects in the trade: Corner infielder Alex Binelas and shortstop David Hamilton. Each was listed as a top-20 prospect in the Brewers’ organization.
Here are a few things to know about each player:
Binelas is a 21-year-old lefty batter who played mostly as a third baseman (while also playing at first base) during his collegiate and minor league career to this point. In his first professional season—which he split between rookie and single-A levels of the minors—Binelas hit .309 with nine home runs in 36 games.
He was happy to be drafted by his local team: A native of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Binelas only had to drive 15 miles to see the Brewers when he was growing up.
Initially selected as a 35th-round pick in 2018 by the Nationals, Binelas decided to go to college…